Blender CAM - new blender addon

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04 Feb 2013 04:17 - 04 Feb 2013 04:27 #29529 by iccha
Hello, Blender CAM is a new CAM addon for the open source software Blender. Blender CAM is also open source.
see more info and download here:
blendercam.blogspot.cz/

I am looking for people who are willing to:
1.test
2.help with EMC exporter
3.Complie the needed Python Polygon and numpy libraries so the binary can be distributed on more distros, or at least linuxcnc and/or ubuntu.
4. Donations ;)

It's artistic CAM, optimized for highly complex meshes, but not totally precise.

Looking for your feedback ;)

Also, could anybody with proper login rights add Blender CAM to Linux CNC wiki to the list of open source CAM software?
Last edit: 04 Feb 2013 04:27 by iccha.

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04 Feb 2013 05:18 #29532 by andypugh

iccha wrote: I am looking for people who are willing to:
1.test

Have you asked on the IRC channel? I think that at least one person (mattymatt) is using Blender and CAM.

Also, could anybody with proper login rights add Blender CAM to Linux CNC wiki to the list of open source CAM software?

Anyone at all can edit the Wiki, you just need to follow the instructions here:http://wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?BasicSteps

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04 Feb 2013 18:29 #29558 by iccha
thanks for info,
I am not so much online, so I haven't time to spend on IRC, so will try here.
Thanks for hint regarding wiki, I added blender CAM to the end of the list of open source CAM software.

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05 Feb 2013 13:20 #29621 by jm82792
Ahaha!
I've been using Blender for 6 years for a bit of everything.
Also I've used Meshcam for about a year, so I'll test it, and see where that goes.
I don't code at all, but I'm rather comfortable within the GUI.

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07 Feb 2013 06:43 #29744 by captain chaos
great I've been waiting for something like this I've been using Blender for about a year and Blender CAD for about six months, So I'm not really proficient but will certainly give it a go thanks

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04 Apr 2013 21:09 #32275 by iccha
Hello, I just want to note that I added an update.
The output should now be readable by LinuxCNC,
I would like to know if that is true, since I didn't still manage to setup LinuxCNC on my machine...
blendercam.blogspot.cz/2013/04/update-022.html

Also, I would be glad if somebody would compile the needed python libraries - Polygon and Numpy for Python 3.3. and make a working linux build by the instructions provided on my site...

thanks, enjoy.

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25 Apr 2013 05:39 - 25 Apr 2013 05:40 #33170 by iccha
Hello, a new version is on-line.
It fixes some bugs, and I hope the LinuxCNC (aka still EMC) exporter is better now.
blendercam.blogspot.cz/2013/04/small-update-023.html

Did anybody manage to have it working under Linux? I am so curious about this... There is now a working Mac copy.
Last edit: 25 Apr 2013 05:40 by iccha.

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13 May 2013 13:24 #33975 by iccha
Hello, BlenderCAM 0.3.0 has been just released:
blendercam.blogspot.cz/2013/05/release-030.html

download here:
blendercam.blogspot.cz/p/download-and-installation.html


The highlights of the new version are:
- precision mode
- groups support
- much better postprocessors

Also, gallery is getting filled with images, some of the things were done with LinuxCNC :)

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21 Jun 2013 17:45 #35874 by iccha
a new version is out:
blendercam.blogspot.cz/2013/06/blender-c...ease-040-is-out.html

main new features:
-background computing
- ramp down cutout operation
- helix entry
and more.

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04 Jul 2013 21:31 #36303 by captain chaos
Hi iccha
I tried the last Blender Cam 0.3.0 on windows but it bombed on producing G code and the computer just hung. I haven"t been able to load Blender Cam on linux 12.04 Precise yet. So have not yet been able to test anything on LinuxCNC yet, but will give 0.4.0 a go in about two or three weeks time.

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